CAREER: 2013 Calder Cup champion...Represented USA at 2011 World Junior Championship (bronze)...2009 WHL Ed Chynoweth Cup with Kelowna...Could become the 9th rookie to debut with DET this season.
2013-14: Ranks among Griffins leaders with 25 goals (2nd), 40 points (3rd), +21 rating (1st), 51 penalty minutes (5th), 6 PPG (T2nd), 2 SHG (1st) and 185 SOG (1st)...Has more points in 66 AHL games this season (40) as in 119 games during his 1st two AHL seasons combined (29).
2012-13: Recorded 20 points (11-9-20) in 71 regular-season games and 11 points (6-5-11) in 24 postseason games.
OTHER: Tallied 128 points (57-71-128) in 204 WHL games with the Kelowna Rockets from 2008-11...One of six California natives in the NHL (Casey Wellman, Brooks Orpik, Emerson Etem, Jonathan Blum, Beau Bennett).
The groove of being behind a bench is going to be interesting at first, but thank God we have a few exhibition games to get rid of those cobwebs. Overall the excitement of it all and the freshness and coming back refreshed, all those things are going to be assets. If [the players] come ready to give their best effort in practice and games, good things are going to happen. I'm always looking for results. It's not always on the scoreboard. It's winning and building something.
— Bryan Trottier on making his return to coaching as an assistant with the Sabres